CCC’s TRiO program receives $1.1 million grant

| July 22, 2015

By Coconino Community College

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the Coconino Community College TRiO program received another five-year commitment.

“This grant is extremely difficult to secure – the competition is open to all colleges and universities throughout the 50 states and includes the US territories as well,” said John Henneberg, CCC’s TRiO Program Director. “TRiO students achieve higher retention and graduation rates when compared to their peers not enrolled in the program. The grant will allow Coconino Community College’s Student Support Services staff to continue serving hundreds of TRiO students, helping them succeed in achieving their educational goals.”

TRiO is a program designed to strengthen student retention, encourage transfer to a four-year college and bolster graduation rates by fostering a climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and people with disabilities with academic need.

Among the program services included are: Assigned academic advisors; individualized academic tutoring; career exploration and major and course selection; information on types of financial aid, scholarship and grant opportunities available; and study skills assistance.

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